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BuilderID 354

Builder Identification

Rochester, New York, 1929.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, August 29, 2016. -

    Donald S. Barrows was with Symington Co. and Gould Coupler Co. {railroad equipment}, where he was vice president, 1929. He held many patents for railroad equipment as well as for electro-pneumatic organ actions.1 He was also listed as president of the Rochester Organ Co. of Rochester, New York, in 1929.1 Barrow was Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church, Episcopal of Rochester from 1933 to 1938.2

    Patents Held (for Organ):
    Patent #1,821,253; 1 Sep. 1931; electropneumatic action
    Patent #1,821,285; 1 Sep. 1931; electropneumatic action
    Patent #1,821,286; 1 Sep. 1931; electropneumatic action
    Patent #1,821,610; 1 Sep. 1931; pneumatic stop action
    Patent #1,980,964; 13 Nov. 1934; valve
    Patent #2,006,291; 25 Jun. 1935; electric stop action


    1. Diapason, September 1929, 8.
    2. Christ Church (Episcopal) website,, Accessed August 29, 2016.

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